Mocs Fall Hard To Davidson To Break 10-Game Win Streak

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Southern Conference-leading UTC Mocs were steamrolled by the Davidson Wildcats, 94-51, at Belk Arena on Thursday night. UTC trailed at the half, 43-25, after leading only once in the game at 2-0..

The Wildcats jumped out to an 11-4 lead behind the strong post play of former SoCon Player of the Year De'Mon Brooks. Brooks later tossed in a three-pointer to add to the onslaught. He finished with 27 points.

The Mocs missed all 13 of their three-point tries, while Davidson hit on six of theirs.

UTC still has a slim conference lead. The Mocs are 8-1 and Davidson 7-1.

It is the lone regular season meeting of the season for the two squads. 

Chattanooga had improved to 8-0 in the league standings on Saturday with a 77-67 win over UNC Greensboro. The Mocs had won 10 games in a row coming into the Davidson contest. It was their longest winning streak since the 1996-97 season. 

UTC committed 11 turnovers in the first half and missed all eight of their three-point tries.

Casey Jones was the leading scorer for UTC. Jones had a second straight 20-point performance and added eight rebounds.

Other top scorers for Davidson were Jordan Barham (16), Tyler Kalinoski (11) and Tom Droney (11).

“We just didn’t give ourselves a chance,” Head Coach Will Wade said. “Davidson out-toughed us in the paint and all over the court. We were not ourselves tonight. We were not the team that got to 8-0, and we strayed a little bit from our formula. 

“Everybody in the league gets beat, but now we have to be ready to respond and go again Saturday.”

Chattanooga hit just 32.7 percent (16-49) from the field missing all 13 three-point attempts. It’s the first time in 473 games that the program has not hit a three-pointer.

Davidson shot 59.2 percent (42-71) from the field, 42.9 percent from 3pt range (6-14). It won the battle of the boards 44-26 and dished out 19 assists against nine turnovers.

“We are still a good team,” Wade added. “We got a little sidetracked tonight, but we have to get back to what made us a good and be ready to play Saturdaynight against Furman. We are disappointed, but everyone in the league is going to lose. It is unrealistic to think we’re going undefeated.

“Now we’ve lost and we have to see how we’re going to respond,” he concluded. “I believe in our guys, they have the right stuff, and I think they are going to respond Saturday night.”

The  Mocs return home Saturday as the Paladins invade McKenzie Arena for a 7 p.m., tilt. 

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